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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 

The Cost Of Egg’s And All Corn-based Things

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Roanoke Times, 6-28-2015, Pg 1, 5:  Egg prices on rise after flu outbreak.  Consumers and restaurants are grappling with the increase in costs.
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Two-thirds Pg Bus 1 and all of Pg 5 – lots of nice chicken pictures including idyllic pictures of a family with a basket of eggs – hardly representative of the US egg industry that produces 8 BILLION eggs per month!
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This entire article on eggs and cost of eggs and not one word about the major cause of expensive eggs, chickens, turkeys, ham, beef, cereals, milk products and all the other foods that depend on the cost and availability of CORN!
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What’s with the CORN?  We’re burning massive amounts of corn in our cars (ObamaGas).  It’s called ethanol, it’s made from corn, and it has raised the price of corn and therefore almost all our food costs.  Ask any food shopper: what has happened to the cost of food over the past ten years?
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The Roanoke Times isn’t about to shed any negative light on ObamaGas!  After all jacking-up the price of food is a big problem for middle-class and poor people who’s food budget is a major part of their budget.  These are the very folks Obama claims he stays up nights worrying about.
Off-shore poor people are also impacted due to higher prices of our corn and food exports.
Obama’s latest obscenity: he want’s to increase the “mandated” amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10% to 15%.
For English majors – that’s a 50% increase in corn being burned in our cars.
WSJ, 8-11-12, Pg A2: The ethanol industry consumes about 40% of the corn produced in the US!
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Study: Ethanol Mandates Causing Spiraling U.S. Food Prices
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2013/01/28/study-ethanol-mandates-causing-spiraling-us-food-prices
After more than 50 years of declining food prices, ethanol subsidies and mandates have caused a dramatic rise in U.S. food prices since 2005, data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show.
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To add major insult to injury – ethanol manufacturing and use does NOT decrease the CO2 being generated compared to oil-sourced gasoline.
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Obama Fiddling While Burning Our Food As Ethanol
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/obama-fiddling-while-burning-our-food.html
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